Savchenko refused to thank Putin for pardon


Ukrainian servicewoman Nadezhda Savchenko, who returned last week on homeland, had refused to thank Russian President Vladimir Putin for pardon. She declared it on air of TV channel “Rain”.

“I have my freedom thank you, because I have it and its taken away. There was nothing to kidnap me. He just fixed that, its the same” she said, noting that he has in mind not only Putin, but also “all the power and all the bodies that did it.”

“Maybe I’ll have to thank him released for the rest of Ukrainians”, — said Savchenko.

Convicted by a Russian court Nadezhda Savchenko is back in Ukraine on may 25. At the same time in Russia flew convicted by a court of Ukraine Aleksandr Erofeev and Evgeny Aleksandrov, which in Kiev called “GRU soldiers.” They were pardoned by the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

During his speech upon arrival in Kiev Borispol airport Savchenko said that “ready to give his life on the battlefield, so that every person who sits in captivity, was on the loose”. “I want to apologize to the mothers whose children did not return from the ATO, and I’m still alive. Want forgiveness ask from those mothers whose children sit in captivity, and I at liberty,” said the servicewoman.

Last Saturday, the Governor also met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, during which the Ukrainian President has coordinated with her prospects represent the position of Ukraine in the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, said the press service of the Ukrainian President. Savchenko, in turn, agreed to join the work in the international sphere.

“Ready to work. My desire depends on the desires of Ukraine. As you now realize, that I’m ready to work wherever you say”, she said. Poroshenko also invited her to visit a number of European countries and to hold meetings with European leaders.